The good vibes of Skateistan are rolling forward with more support than ever right now. Watch this new edit on how skateboarding is inspiring children all around the world from this project. There are now 1200 youth, with over 40% girls, participating in high quality sport and education programming at their skate schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.
You can be part of this movement by supporting their great cause. Even if you donate a little bit, it will go a long way. Pick up some karma points for yourself here today.
As promised two week’s ago, Patrik Wallner returns with another incredible, full-length visual traveling skateboarding feature titled ‘Meet the Stans’.
In his latest film, spots in China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan are located and sessioned by Dave Bachinsky, Jimmy McDonald, Laurence Keefe, Dan Zvereff, Stas Provotorov, Gosha Konyshev, Walker Ryan, Kenny Reed and Michael Mackrodt. Follow their travels on the ancient Silk Road that takes them through a cultural masterpiece.
This week’s Skate Edit of the Week is made up of of 30 minutes of footage, so get those teas on and take it all in.
Over 180 kids of Kabul, Afghanistan enjoyed their 3rd organised Go Skateboarding Day yesterday.
Reading updates from their blog last night, the organiser noted that; “Some skated, some sat and were pushed by a friend and others ran, awaiting their turn. Regardless of how they negotiated the 1.6km route, over potholes in the fiery sunshine, they smiled and laughed all the way. It was difficult to tell what surprised onlookers more, the magical wheeled boards or simply the speeding clusters of boys and girls dressed in flowing, coloured rainbows of Afghan clothing. Gentle nods sent the happy spectacle on its way, as life returned to normal in its wake.”
It’s amazing to see this happening. Watch the trailer for the full Skateistan: Four Wheels and A Board in Kabul film and note that it has been selected for inclusion in this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival that is running right now. If you are a skate distributor reading this, then donate some product to their cause. Let us know and we will run some news for you. All details here.